News & Updates


UPCOMING FREE – SPRING 2017 COMMUNITY GRANT WORKSHOPS

David Sheach, Executive Director is presenting information workshops about Community Gaming Grants. This free workshop will help you prepare an accurate application and manage the funding per the conditions of the grant – and answer your questions too. May 15 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Fernie at the Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre | Register Here May […]...Read more

Community Gaming Grant Info Workshops Upcoming

Community Gaming Grant information workshops are planned for various communities. The Community Gaming Grants Branch has the following planned, in addition to the workshop in Richmond last month. All follow the same format – program over view by government, presentation by grant recipients, a grant workshop and one on one appts with an Analyst. Following […]...Read more

Province Hosts Gaming Grant Information Events

The Community Gaming Grants Branch is hosting half day information sessions in regions throughout the province. The first of these is in Richmond from 9-Noon on Friday January 27. At the Richmond City Centre Community Centre, 5900 Minoru Blvd #105, Multipurpose Room 4. Email cggoutreach@gov.bc.ca to register. There is no cost to attend....Read more

BCACG Responds to New Guidelines

Press Release – For Immediate Release  Easier to Navigate Gaming Grants Guidelines Abbotsford, BC December 9, 2016: Under the Ministry of Community Sport and Cultural Development, the Gaming Grant Guidelines have been amended to be more user-friendly and accessible. The main content has not been changed, they have been re-ordered and some things have been […]...Read more

Province Publishes Updated Guidelines

On December 8 the Community Gaming Grants Branch published a response to the Auditor General’s Report and announced updated Guidelines. The Guidelines are an online document, streamlined to follow the flow of the Application and there are a few changes, but none substantial. As an example, where volunteer hours used to be calculated at $10/hr […]...Read more

Auditor General – report on Community Gaming Grants

December 7, 2016: Read the British Columbia Auditor General’s report of the  Audit of Community Gaming Grants, conducted during October 2014 – September 2015. The Report provides 10 recommendations about measuring impact and program transparency. The Auditor General concludes that government’s framework for administering the Community Gaming Grant program is suitable, but improvements are needed. […]...Read more

Symposium 2016

Symposium – 2016 – Volunteer Futures The schedule and speaker line-up at the Registration site Its September now and we’re confident that registering for the Symposium is high priority. The early registration deadlines are fast approaching, specifically I’m thinking of the block of rooms set aside at the hotel. Make your reservations by the end […]...Read more

Gaming Branch Phone 250.356.1081

September 1, 2016 Joanna White, Executive Director of the Community Gaming Branch has advised that, as a result of a telephone system upgrade, the generic phone number has been disconnected. This is the number that is referenced in the Notices of Grant/Denial. Please call 250.356.1081 to reach the Duty Analyst at the Community Gaming Branch. […]...Read more